San Benedetto in Alpe Folkfest is a self-financed initiative: it is not a business, it is not funded by any private or public bodies and it relies entirely on the voluntary contribution of participants, organisers and teachers.

The individual fee is the lowest possible and it is calculated dividing the overall expense (example: flights, accommodation and meals for the tutors, cost associated with venues etc) for the total number of beds available in the village: this means anyone who books a room in San Benedetto in Alpe during the festival will have to pay a registration fee, either they take part in workshops or not.

The festival doesn’t only offer workshops but sessions, recitals and a ceili every night: such events would not happen if those booking a room in the village did not pay simply because they are not attending workshops… but joining sessions and so on.

The festival is free only for girls and boys under the age of 18.

How can I register?

There are two ways to register:

  1. You can send an email to telling us which workshop you will attend and where you want to book your accommodation (please check this page);
  2. If you don’t want to send any emails, you can just use the form provided below… easy and quick!

In both cases, the staff will send you an email to confirm your registration and to give you further instructions for the payment of the registration fee.

How do I pay for my registration fee?

You can pay at the festival when registration is scheduled (please, check the programme for further information). You can pay in cash only (remember there’s no ATM in the village).